At Lawton Cates, we understand that personal injury cases require a comprehensive approach that extends beyond the courtroom. Our Madison pedestrian accident attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of legal strategy and compassionate client advocacy. We recognize that each case is unique and demands a tailored approach to seek favorable outcomes.
Navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be overwhelming. Still, injured parties and their families don't have to face it alone. Our team is here to protect our clients' rights and best interests, advocating for them every step of the way. Whether it involves negotiating with insurance companies or representing our clients in court, we are committed to working toward recovering the justice and compensation they deserve.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Madison by calling (608) 420-4033 or submitting an online contact form.
Understanding Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents involve a motor vehicle and a person on foot. These accidents can occur in various settings, such as crosswalks, intersections, parking lots, and even sidewalks. Understanding what constitutes a pedestrian accident and its potential causes is essential.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Low visibility
- Distracted drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
In Wisconsin, pedestrians have the right of way, and motorists are expected to take measures to avoid collisions with them. However, despite these regulations, accidents still occur, and the associated risks can be severe. Unlike passengers in a vehicle who have the protection of seat belts and airbags, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to severe or fatal injuries.
Below are common injuries pedestrians can sustain in a collision:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Torn ligaments
- Upper or lower extremity injuries
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party (through their insurance company) for the damages you have sustained. By pursuing a personal injury claim, you can seek financial support for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related expenses and losses.
Why You Need an Attorney
Personal injury laws and the process surrounding pedestrian accidents can be complex and intricate. Each step requires a thorough understanding of the legal system, from filing a claim with the insurance company to negotiating a fair settlement and presenting your case at trial if necessary. Without proper legal guidance, you may feel overwhelmed and at a disadvantage.
This is where a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Madison comes in. By hiring an attorney who practices in this area of law, you gain the advantage of their insights and experience. They can guide you through the legal process, ensuring that you understand your rights, options, and practical courses of action.
How Lawton Cates Can Help
We are a team of experienced attorneys ready to advocate for our clients' rights. With a proven track record in handling personal injury cases, including successful settlements reaching the million-dollar mark, our firm is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation.
While past achievements cannot guarantee future outcomes, our firm's history of securing significant settlements and favorable verdicts speaks to our commitment to our clients. We understand the complexities of these cases and have the skills to navigate the legal landscape effectively.
Speak with one of our Madison pedestrian accident lawyers by contacting us at (608) 420-4033.
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